Ah Zombies, what would pop culture be without you? Probably a lot less repetitive but hey, I’m glad they exist, regardless. Zombies have been used for basic enemy fodder in video games for decades but what if there was a game that lets you play as a zombie? The tables have turned in Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, originally released for the original Xbox back in October 2005 and has now been ported to the Nintendo Switch.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse puts you in control of...well, Stubbs the Zombie! He’s never actually called that in game and yet, someone calls him by the name he went by when he was alive at the end of the game, though. Is that considered dead naming or alive naming since he’s a zombie? Oh right! The review...
Your main objective is to make it to the end of each level by devouring the brains of the citizens of Punchbowl and slowly amassing a horde of zombie followers in order to help you take on stronger enemies. That's not all Stubbs can do though as he has a few abilities to help him out when things get tough. He can let out a big fart that’ll stun nearby enemies, making them vulnerable to the good ol’ brain to mouth hugs that zombies love to do so much; he can throw his organs out like grenades and detonate them to help fight enemies that can attack from range; he can tear his arm off which you then gain control of to help with scouting out ahead and it can also take control of enemies and climb up walls and finally, he can take his head off and roll it like a bowling ball which can then detonate for massive damage. It’s all a lot of fun!